26 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, May 27

May 26 2018, 2:39 am

It might be the final day of the weekend, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop.

In case you’re looking for something to do, we’ve rounded up 26 awesome events happening in and around the city today.


Anime North

May 26

Anime North/Facebook

What: Anime North will be celebrating all things anime, manga, music, games and all other forms of Japanese Culture this May.

When: Now until May 27
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Toronto Congress Center, 650 Dixon Road
Price: $60 for the full weekend

Lift Cannabis Expo

What: Featuring hundreds of exhibitors from around the world, renowned speakers, and the movers and shakers in the global industry, the Lift & Co. Expo is Canada’s biggest and premiere event for cannabis consumers, industry professionals, investors, and media.

When: Now until May 27
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West
Price: Tickets start at $17.70

Toronto Poutine Fest


Poutine Fest

What: A caravan of poutine purveyors will land in Toronto this spring for a four-day festival devoted to the fries, curds, and gravy at Yonge-Dundas Square!

When: Now until May 27
Time: 11 am to 10 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
Price: Admission is free

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

What: This is the final weekend to check out Infinity Mirrors, the dazzling world of Yayoi Kusama at the AGO. During this exhibit, visitors have the opportunity to experience six of Kusama’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments at once.

When: Now until May 27
Time: 10:30 am to midnight (just this weekend)
The Art Gallery of Ontario, 317, Dundas Street West
Price: Tickets available online only through the AGO for $30 per person

Anthony Ricciardi Art Installation

May 5

Anthony Ricciardi Pop-up @ricciardipaints/Instagram

What: Toronto-born artist Anthony Ricciardi, whose noteworthy style incorporates layers of colours, imagery and text, now has his first-ever floating gallery featuring his one-of-a-kind masterpieces on display in Yorkville Village.

When: Now until May 29
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
 Toronto’s Yorkville Village, 55 Avenue Road
Price: Admission is free

Toronto LGBT Film Festival

What: Each year, the Toronto LGBT Film Festival celebrates the best queer film from Canada and around the world. The 28th Annual Toronto LGBT Film Festival will take place from May 24 to June 3.

When: Now until June 3
Time: Screenings vary by day
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West
Price: TBA

Yoko Ono: The Riverbed

April 7

Yoko Ono, The Riverbed, @gardinermuseum/Instagram

What: This weekend, you’re invited to experience Yoko Ono’s latest art installation, The Riverbed, at the Gardiner Museum. The Riverbed invites visitors to collaborate with the artist, the museum, and each other, through everyday action and contemplation.

When: Now until June 3
Time: All day
Where: The Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park
Price: Starts at $15 for adults

Music Music Life Death Music: An Absurdical

What: Starting this weekend, you can see the world premiere of MUSIC MUSIC LIFE DEATH MUSIC an “absurdical” with live music exploring the unexpected dynamics between three generations of family: a grandmother, her daughter, son-in-law and teenage grandson.

When: Now until June 10
Time: Tuesday to Saturday, 8 pm; Sunday, 2:30 pm
Tarragon Extraspace, 30 Bridgman Avenue
Price: $35 for adults

A Forest of Canoes at The Bentway

The Bentway presents A FOREST OF CANOES

What: A Forest of Canoes by Dana Claxton, is a site-specific installation set up throughout The Bentway and is co-commissioned with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and curated by Bonnie Rubenstein. The installation highlights the iconic role and symbolism of the canoe in Canadian, Metis, and Indigenous histories.

When: Now until August 31
Time: All day
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Price: Admission is free

Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes

What: This month, Manolo Blahnik and the Bata Shoe Museum will be joining forces, bringing the highly anticipated travelling exhibit Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes to Toronto.

When: Now until January 6
Time: Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
Price: General admission is $14

8th Annual Christie Pits Arts Crawl

May 27


What: This Sunday, you can enjoy a range of art from local artists alongside food vendors, music, and all kinds of community organization pop-ups.

When: May 27
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Christie Pits, 750 Bloor Street West
Price: Admission is free

Beanstock Coffee Festival

What: Hands-on latte art, cupping, and roasting classes, panel discussions, local food, libations, music, vendors, and more are all on the itinerary at this coffee-centric food fest.

When: May 27
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 245 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Price: From $25 online

Gluten Free Garage

gluten-free pop-up


What: Now in its seventh year and happening during Celiac Awareness Month, Gluten Free Garage bills itself as a playground for gluten-free people and offers the chance to discover new brands, try new foods and meet fellow foodies.

When: May 27
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
Price: Admission is $10

Lego Exhibit at Fort York

What: Transit Bricks will have its bus and streetcar models on display in the main Visitor’s Center at Fort York this weekend as part of Doors Open Toronto. Trevor the Transit Historian will also be there teaching the history.

When: May 27
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Fort York Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd
Price: Free




What: This paw-sitively adorable festival dubs itself as “the largest outdoor festival for dogs in all of North America,” and boasts that it attracts tens of thousands of dogs and their faithful owners from across the country and the US.

When: May 27
10 am to 5 pm
Where: Woodbine Park, Toronto
Price: $12

Love, Mom Shop-Up Event

What: This Sunday, Love, Mom is hosting an afternoon shopping from a curated selection of chic and conscious must-haves to outfit your home, life and style under one roof to make shopping local that much easier and enjoyable. Parking is free and kids are welcome.

When: May 27
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Ildsjel Collective, 4 Carlaw Avenue #7
Price: Admission is free

The Trinity Bellwoods Flea – Spring Market

May 27


What: This month, the Trinity Bellwoods Flea is hosting its annual Spring Market, where you can shop local from a range of vendors and artisans for locally made eats and delicious spring sweet treats. Four-legged friends are also welcome!

When: May 27
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
Price: Admission is free

Waterfront Artisan Market

What: Back for its third year in 2018, the Waterfront Artisan Market runs every weekend until the first week in October. The outdoor festival, presented by The Waterfront BIA and operated by the Scadding Court Community Centre, will feature 50 bakers, chefs, and artisans hawking summery street foods and locally-made products.

When: May 27
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

The Bunz Flea

May 27


What: This Sunday, you can check out this unique market, which features both cash transactions and trading with local makers, as well as an open trading zone for general goods.

When: May 27
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: The Rec Room, 255 Bremner Blvd.
Price: Free admission

Distillery Sunday Market

What: Toronto’s best-curated weekly market is back, with delicious empanadas, maple syrup, preserves, honey, sausages, cheeses, and more delicious artisanal treats to delight the senses.

When: May 27
Time: 12 pm to 5 pm
The Distillery District, 55 Mill Street
Price: Admission is free

Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday

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Kensington Market/Shutterstock

What: The 15th season of Pedestrian Sundays brings back one awesome way to spend your Sundays this over the coming months. Performers, musicians, artists, and shopping, basically an awesome Sunday Funday.

When: Kicks off on Sunday, May 27
Time: 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: Kensington Market
Price: Free

Closet Raid

What: Toronto’s favourite consignment pop-up event returns this Sunday for the most curated collection yet. Grab your friends and get ready to shop the closets of Toronto’s best dressed. Cash only.

When: May 27
Time: 1 pm to 5 pm
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Price: Admission is free

Speed Rack Canada 3 National Finals

May 27

Speed Rack Canada

What: This Sunday, serious stirring and shaking are going to go down, thanks to the return of Speed Rack, the all-female speed-bartending competition that raises money to fight breast cancer. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to Rethink Breast Cancer for research, education and prevention.

When: May 27 
3 pm to 7 pm
Where: Love Child Social House, 69 Bathurst Street
Price: $30

Post Malone 2018 Toronto concert

What: Get saucin’, swaggin’, and ballin’ this Sunday, as Post Malone returns to Toronto during his upcoming North American tour.

When: May 27
Time: Doors at 6 pm, show at 7 pm
Where: RBC Echo Beach
Price: From $125

Doors Open Toronto 2018

Doors Open

Doors Open Toronto, City of Toronto

What: This year, during the 19th annual event, the city will be celebrating Toronto’s thriving film industry. This month, Doors Open will showcase some of the most architecturally, historically, culturally, and socially significant buildings across Toronto. The theme, Film: The Great Romance, will explore the city’s film and television industry.

When: May 27
Time: All day
Where: Various venues throughout the city
Price: Admission is free

Doors Open Toronto: Free Movie Screenings

What: As part of Doors Open Toronto, movie buffs can look forward to five free movie showings this weekend at the Cinesphere, which includes Voyage of Time: The IMAX ExperienceNorth of Superior, and The Dark Knight Prologue.

When: May 27
Time: Showtimes vary by movie
Where: Ontario Place Cinesphere, 955 Lake Shore Blvd. West
Price: Free

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